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Contact: Lee Werst, 315.568.5302
Seneca Falls, NY –The National Park Service (NPS) announced this week that nearly 800 projects totaling $750 million can be completed across the country with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This major effort includes projects in the agency's Northeast Region, which includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland.
Women's Rights National Historical Park will receive $105,000 under the program. The money will be used to install energy efficient lighting in the park's visitor center in Seneca Falls.
"These projects are an investment in America's future that will create jobs, stimulate the economies of local communities, and get our country moving again," Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said. "They are also an investment in telling the story of America to future generations through our national parks by conserving our awe-inspiring landscapes, our rich culture, and our great heritage."
"We will use Recovery Act funding to make a difference in parks," said Acting Director Dan Wenk. "We will fix trails, invest in energy efficient vehicles, build new visitor facilities, cleanup abandoned mine sites, increase our ability to generate power from the sun, and finally complete overdue maintenance on our buildings and roads."
A full list of National Park Service projects is available at www.interior.gov/recovery/nps.
Secretary Salazar has pledged unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability in the implementation of the Department’s economic recovery projects. The public will be able to follow the progress of each project on the recovery web site and on www.interior.gov/recovery/nps.